11th April 2017

Carol has sent me a snap of a recent find;  a lovely Coronet card.  I wish I knew the secret country op-shop she volunteers at!  She gets the best buttons!  The loose button at the top of the picture is a grey variation of the same design.

carol's coronets

If you collect Australian plastic buttons,  check the ‘Rex’ page.  I have re-written it in light of new research into Reginald Norris’s casein manufacturing efforts in the 1930’s.

I also have new confirmation of a Beauclaire/Leda design due to spotting a card of buttons for sale. It was a “doh” moment, as Homer Simpson would say when I realised  had a variation in my Leda collection all along.

Detail from auction advert.

Detail from auction advert.  Loose buttons in this design, and a Leda variation from my collection below.

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And finally, a new tailor’s button.  I’ve mentioned Murdoch’s before;  this version is marked “Murdoch’s in Park St. Ltd.”

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